BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
68.5% pass rate
from 1,373 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2002 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.073% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.95% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.22% fail on Cable
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.073% fail on Lever
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.073% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.073% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.073% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.073% fail on Axles
      • 0.073% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.073% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Tank
      • 0.073% fail on Hose
      • 0.073% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.073% fail on Panel
    • 0.073% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.073% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.073% fail on Chassis
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.073% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Pump
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.073% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.073% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.073% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.073% fail on Condition

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